In 1890, #pharmacist Lunsford Richardson of #Selma, #NorthCarolina, took over the retail drug #business of his brother-in-law Dr. Joshua Vick, of #Greensboro, North Carolina. After Dr. Joshua Vick saw an ad for Vick's Seeds, Lunsford Richardson began marketing Vick’s Family Remedies. The basic ingredients of the range included castor oil, liniment, 'dead shot' vermifuge. The most popular remedy was Croup and Pneumonia Salve, which was first compounded in 1891, in Greensboro. It was introduced in 1905 with the name Vick's Magic Croup Salve and rebranded as #VapoRub in 1912 at the instigation of H. Smith Richardson, Lunsford's oldest #son; Smith had gained valuable sales and #marketing experience while working for a period in #NewYork and #Massachusetts after attending college. Smith Richardson assumed the presidency of the company in 1919 upon his #father's death. The flu epidemic of 1918 increased sales of VapoRub from $900,000 to $2.9 #million in just one year. In 1948, Edward Mabry became president of Vicks (the first outside the Richardson family), then known as the Vick Chemical Company. In November 1967, Dale R. Leonard began a career with the Vicks Manufacturing Company, Hatboro, #Pennsylvania. In 1985, it was sold to Procter & Gamble and Procter & Gamble has since marketed the product as "The only thing more powerful than a mother's touch." The company archives (including related personal records of the Richardson family) from at least about 1920 or so, up to the 1985 sale to Procter & Gamble, are housed at the #UniversityOfNorthCarolina at #ChapelHil l#love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
10 hours ago
CNN reports: The fourth #noreaster in three weeks has closed #schools and canceled thousands of #flights Wednesday as it's expected to dump record #springtime #snow in the Northeast. A day after the official beginning of #spring, the #storm will bring heavy snow, strong winds and even coastal #flooding to some areas. It has the potential to be one of the most significant and most disruptive snowstorms this late in the season, CNN meteorologists said. "If the current forecast pans out, this nor'easter will dump more snow on #Washington, #Philadelphia and #NewYork than the three earlier storms combined," CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. More than 70 #million people are under a winter storm watch, warning or advisory from the southern #Appalachians to #Boston. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf told reporters Wednesday that it's "a huge snowstorm that's only going to get worse." The storm will move away from the region by Thursday but not without first hitting coastal #NewEngland and #Maine. Latest developments • More than 4,500 flights are canceled Wednesday due to the storm, according to the tracking site • Public schools in New York City, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia are closed Wednesday. • The storm already dumped 13 inches of snow in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and blanketed Smith Crossroads in #WestVirginia with 9.2 inches. #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
2 days ago
Sending  a special #birthday greeting to #Mookie!  #SpikeLee may #direct a #movie for Sony Pictures based on the #Marvel character #Nightwatch. A source told Variety that Lee’s involvement is in the early stages, but he could potentially helm a film from a script by “#LukeCage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. The studio and Lee’s rep declined to comment. The site That Hashtag Show first reported the news. Nightwatch was first introduced in 1993 as the alter ego of #AfricanAmerican #scientist Dr. Kevin Trench, who witnessed a costumed man die battling terrorists while armed with invisibility-generating cloaking devices. Trench then learned that the corpse was an older version of himself. He went on to steal the futuristic suit of armor to discover the origins of his alternate self. The #superhero teamed up with #SpiderMan, #CaptainAmerica, and #Deathlok, among other heroes, in the #comicbooks. Sony executive vice president Palak Patel is supervising the development of “Nightwatch,” which would be a part of its “Spider-Man” universe. Patel is also overseeing Tom Hardy’s “Venom,” due out on Oct. 5; “Silver & Black,” set for Feb. 8, 2019; and “Spider-Man: Homecoming 2,” slated for July 5, 2019. Lee is the executive producer of the #Netflix series “#ShesGottaHaveIt.” He is currently in post-production on “Black Klansman,” based on the true story of an African-American detective who infiltrated the KKK in 1978 in Colorado. The film stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, and Corey Hawkins. Lee is represented by ICM. Coker is repped by CAA. #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
2 days ago
Recently #GovernorAndrewCuomo, joined by #VicePresident #AlGore,  announced that New York has formally requested an exclusion from the new five-year National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. At New York University, the Governor also announced the single largest commitment to #renewableenergy by a state in U.S. #history at $1.4 #billion, which will advance 26 large-scale renewable energy projects across #NewYork. The competitive awards, driven by the Governor's Clean Energy Standard mandate, are expected to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 430,000 #homes and create over 3,000 short- and long-term well-paying #jobs. In the face of a concerted federal assault from #Washington, New York is taking aggressive action to protect our environment for future generations. "Instead of protecting our waters from another oil spill, like the one that devastated the Gulf, this new federal plan only increases the chances of another disaster taking place," Governor Cuomo said. "This is a total disregard for #science, reality, and history, and their actions defy everything we know. We believe the future is a clean energy economy and New York is going to lead a counter-movement to what this administration is doing to the environment and illuminate the path forward." "Governor Cuomo is demonstrating outstanding leadership in helping to solve the climate crisis and #building a sustainable future," said Vice President Al Gore. "His vision and leadership stand in stark contrast to the Trump administration's malignant mission to make us even more dependent on the dirty and destructive fossil fuels. Now more than ever, it's up to all of us to step up and act on this urgent cause of our time. Governor Cuomo is showing how it can be done." New York State strongly opposes the Department of the Interior's National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program as it poses an unacceptable threat to New York's ocean resources, to our #economy and to the future of our #children.  #love #SchoolhouseRock #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
4 days ago
Did you know it's National Biodiesel Day which is observed annually on #March18th?  The day is the #birthday of Rudolph Diesel. Rudolph Diesel invented the diesel #engine and unveiled it at the World Fair in 1900.  The engine was originally designed to run on #peanut oil, and R. Diesel was a big believer in the role #plant #oils could play in fueling America. In a 1912 speech, Diesel said, “…the use of #vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today, but such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum and the #coal-tar products of the present time.” Biodiesel is a cleaner burning, petroleum-free alternative to diesel that can be made from animal fat, vegetable oil and #recycled #cooking oil.  It is reducing U.S. dependence on imported diesel and creating green jobs as well as improving our #environment.  Biodiesel is America’s first advanced Biofuel and has become an increasingly popular fuel. HOW TO OBSERVE Use #NationalBiodieselDay to post on social media. #BackToTheFuture #MichealJFox #car #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
4 days ago
#SaintPatricksDay, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (#Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the #Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on #March17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick(c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of #Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the #CatholicChurch, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. #Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or #shamrocks#Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on #eating and #drinking #alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption. #love #whisky #cigars #women #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
5 days ago
Sending a special  congratulations to that #SuperCouple my #mom and #dad on their 60th Wedding Anniversary! All daa best to the best #parents I ever had! ***A #weddinganniversary is the #anniversary of the date a #wedding took place. Traditional names exist for some of them: for instance, fifty years of marriage is called a "golden wedding anniversary" or simply a "golden anniversary" or "golden wedding". The #historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy #Roman #Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary, or vicennalia, and a gold wreath on the fiftieth. Later, principally in the twentieth century, commercialism led to the addition of more anniversaries being represented by a named #gift. In the Commonwealth realms, one can receive a message from the monarch for 60th, 65th, and 70th wedding anniversaries, and any wedding anniversary after that. This is done by applying to Buckingham Palace in the #UnitedKingdom, or to the Governor-General's office in the other Commonwealth realms. In #Australia, where one can receive a letter of congratulations from the Governor-General on the 50th and all subsequent wedding anniversaries; the Prime Minister, the federal Opposition leader, local members of both state and federal parliaments, and state Governors may also send salutations for the same anniversaries. In #Canada, one can also receive a message from the Governor-General for the 50th anniversary, and every fifth anniversary after that. In the United States, a couple can receive a greeting from the #President for any wedding anniversary on or after the 50th. #RomanCatholics may apply for a #Papal blessing through their local diocese for wedding anniversaries of a special nature (25th, 50th, 60th, etc.). #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
8 days ago
So on #March14 it's #NATIONALWRITEDOWNYOURSTORYDAY #NATIONALPIDAY #NATIONALPOTATOCHIPDAY #NATIONALREGISTEREDDIETITIANNUTRITIONISTDAY #NATIONALLEARNABOUTBUTTERFLIESDAY #NATIONALCHILDRENSCRAFTDAY ***Everyone has a story. On National Write Your Story Day #challenges you to tell your #story in #written form. You may think to yourself, “There’s nothing in my life to tell.” It will surprise you once you put pen to paper, or #fingers to keyboard and the words start filling the pages. Words have a way of triggering #memories. They form a moment in time, and before you know it, there’s a story flowing from your fingertips. Even if you never share your tale, it can be an #essence of who you are and where you’ve been. Trips down memory lane or recreating the moment when a spark of inspiration occurred, are more intriguing than you know. Today, they fill #blogs, inspire #novels and entire television series. More importantly, they are treasures to #family and loved ones. National Write Your Story Day encourages us to start telling our personal story today. There’s a story worth recounting in there somewhere! #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
9 days ago
#BlackPanther introduced #moviegoers to the fictional #African nation of #Wakanda, a place that was simultaneously #technologically advanced and steeped in tradition, choosing to isolate itself from the rest of the #world rather than deal with the planet’s other conflicts and chaos. Now, Wakanda has decided to become a world player, and in #Avengers: Infinity War its capital becomes a frontline battleground to save the universe. That’s good for Earth (and other denizens of the #galaxy), but not so good for Wakandans who prefer peace and quiet. “The preservation of Wakanda has been at their core, and something their forefathers and foremothers put in place for a long time — and it’s worked!” says #DanaiGurira, who plays Okoye, the head of Wakanda’s security and chief of the Dora Milaje secret service. “They’re a deeply prosperous people for a reason, and now it’s about opening up the borders, and being generous to others beyond Wakanda.” The man who plays Black Panther, King T’Challa himself, says Wakanda will become the key to synching up the disparate other aspects of the #Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Each #movie has a different style, you know?” #ChadwickBoseman says. “So, what is a #CaptainAmerica movie, versus an #IronMan movie, versus the Black Panther movie, and how do you bring those things together? They’re different voices. So, how do those voices harmonize?” Now we know: with a little help from the land of Vibranium. #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
9 days ago
#CraigMack (born May 10, 1971-March 12, 2018) is an American #rapper, who gained fame on Puff Daddy's (#Diddy) #BadBoy #Entertainment #record label in the 1990s. Although his first single was released under the name MC EZ in 1988, he is best known for his 1994 hit single"#FlavaInYaEar", which was released under his real name. The remix of the single was the breakout appearance of #TheNotoriousBIG., as well as one of the first solo appearances by #BustaRhymes. The success of The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album Ready to Dieovershadowed Mack's early success on the Bad Boy label. Although Puff Daddy mentioned in a 1994 interview on #MTV's #YoMTVRaps that he was working with Mack on his second album, which was to be released sometime in January the following year, this proved to not be the case. Present at that interview (which also included The Notorious B.I.G.), Mack himself appeared puzzled by the statement. Mack did release a second album in 1997, but none of the singles charted and Mack was unable to repeat his success. In an interview, #BiggieSmalls says he appeared on the remix of "Flava In Ya Ear" for political reasons for Puffy. In 2002, Mack would appear in the music video for Puffy's single "I Need a Girl (Part One)". After a few attempts to be successful in the early-2000s, it was said that Mack was working on his third studio album in 2002, which was set to be release in 2007. The single "Mack Tonight" was released for the album in 2006. Mack then disappeared in the #hiphop industry until in 2012 a video was leaked on YouTube, saying he had joined a cult, surprising #family members and #fans. As of 2012, Mack resides in the Overcomer Ministry located in #Walterboro, #SouthCarolina. #love #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
10 days ago
National Napping Day is observed annually the day following the return of daylight saving time.  National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a #nap and catch up on the hour of sleep they lost due to the spring forward time change. Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most #cultures, and #scientifically proven to be good for you. A needed rest can make you feel better and also improve your #mood. After having the extra amount of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more #productive and #energetic. Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits.  #Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of #snooze. Though there are some of us who are just not the napping kind, if you can reap those #benefits, find a #cozyspot for 10 minutes or so on National Napping Day. HOW TO OBSERVE Take a #relaxing nap and use #NationalNappingDay to post on social media. #HISTORY William Anthony, Ph.D., a #BostonUniversity Professor and his #wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the #health benefits to catching up on quality #sleep. “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of #sleep to #daylight saving time,” Anthony said in B.U.’s press release. #love #phototheday  #whisky #cigsrs #women ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
10 days ago
Sending out congratulations to my pastor to #RevClintonMiller. Today is his 17th anniversary at #BMBC100. *** #BK reports the following: Brown Memorial Baptist Church has been under the helm of a neighborhood kid. Born and raised in #Brooklyn and a graduate of nearby #BishopLoughlinHighSchool, Pastor Clinton Miller has lead his 800+ strong #ClintonHill, Brooklyn congregation with a steady hand and a focus on community.  This has proven to be no small feat, as the local #realestate market is now a driving force of change in this area. A significant amount of seniors can no longer afford the rents of their apartments, where they’ve lived for years, raising #families. Displaced by both rising costs and lack of #affordablehousing, many aging church members have opted to relocate out of state after retirement, while many choose to remain. (40% of #BMBC’s current membership is 65 and over) One of the areas that we intend on working in is affordable housing,” says Pastor Miller, “specifically for seniors.” Partnerships and alliances, such as those with East Brooklyn Congregations (#EBC) and the #NYPD keep the church in active discussions regarding urban planning and responsible land development, along with improving trust and relations between the community and local law enforcement. A large aging congregation also requires basic general care and services, such as assistance with shopping and maintaining a #household, handling financial matters, and tending to good health practices: Brown Memorial has an HIV AIDS ministry that conducts testing regularly.  Pastor Miller notes recent statistics state the fastest growing demographic to contract HIV is senior citizens, so BMBC offers considerable HIV-prevention education through workshops and seminars. Brown Memorial turns 100 in 2016; one #milestone celebration was participation in the New York Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Tour in May, when the church invited the public to view the sanctuary and learn all about its #architectural #history.  #love @BrownMemorialBC #phototheday ..brought to you by #DaaGodfatherOfSolar #DaaGodfather #cake #icecream #SolarBrotherNo1 #ClimateChange #LovePeaceSolar
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